The Fifth Elephant 2012

Finding the elephant in the data.

What are your users doing on your website or in your store? How do you turn the piles of data your organization generates into actionable information? Where do you get complementary data to make yours more comprehensive? What tech, and what techniques?

The Fifth Elephant is a two day conference on big data.

Early Geek tickets are available from

The proposal funnel below will enable you to submit a session and vote on proposed sessions. It is a good practice introduce yourself and share details about your work as well as the subject of your talk while proposing a session.

Each community member can vote for or against a talk. A vote from each member of the Editorial Panel is equivalent to two community votes. Both types of votes will be considered for final speaker selection.

It’s useful to keep a few guidelines in mind while submitting proposals:

  1. Describe how to use something that is available under a liberal open source license. Participants can use this without having to pay you anything.

  2. Tell a story of how you did something. If it involves commercial tools, please explain why they made sense.

  3. Buy a slot to pitch whatever commercial tool you are backing.

Speakers will get a free ticket to both days of the event. Proposers whose talks are not on the final schedule will be able to purchase tickets at the Early Geek price of Rs. 1800.

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Arvind K


Towards Social Semantic Tools

Submitted Jul 2, 2012

People on social media sites like twitter, facebook, etc have been generating a lot of data for some time now and there has been attempts to analyse the sentiment of the moment - say for example to guess the trend of some stock price. However, for most of us this data is of interest if we can assimilate something of interest and present it in a different context. We present a simple set of tools, ala semantic web, to enable this process for everyday needs.


An example of a conversation related to a certain context that is happening elsewhere is the case of the following blog. The author, say J, of the blog post has disabled comments on the post in his own blog but has suggested a link where the comments and discussion could go on. The discussion could also have also been on twitter, facebook or a blog. We show how this discussion in particular and other discussions of interest can be pulled together on to the same page/context of the post of the original author so one need not click through to go elsewhere for discussions. After this example, we briefly describe how this technique can be used by anyone to develop digital heritage walks by assimilating relevant content on the web.

Speaker bio

Arvind is a FOSS enthusiast. He has been working on web and semantic technologies for almost 2 years now.



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